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A U.S. appeals court upheld a ruling that a crucial patent on Johnson & Johnson’s (JNJ) blockbuster Remicade arthritis treatment is invalid, because the concepts were covered in a prior J&J patent. The decision limits J&J’s ability to seek damages from Pfizer (PFE), which already launched a lower-cost biosimilar version of the drug, but recently filed a lawsuit claiming J&J illegally maneuvered insurers to stifle sales of its Inflectra medication.

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